Spay & Neuter

  • Spay & Neuter

Support the fight against animal overpopulation

Every year thousands of stray and unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters across the United States. Many of these deaths are the avoidable result of owners failing to spay and neuter their pets. The unexpected offspring of intact pets often end up in the shelters and are not given the chance at happy, loving lives.

Spaying

Spaying is a common surgical procedure performed on female cats and dogs. The process is called an ovariohysterectomy and involves removing the patient’s uterus and ovaries.

This procedure has many notable benefits:

  • Prevents heat cycles
  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies
  • Eliminates the risk of ovarian and uterine tumors
  • Eliminates the possibility of uterine infections (pyometra) which is both common and life-threatening in unspayed female cats and dogs

Ask the veterinarians at Timpanogos Animal Hospital to discuss with you the right age to spay your pet.  Timpanogos Animal Hospital is pleased to offer minimally invasive or laparoscopic spays—click here for more information on this advanced procedure.

Neutering

Neutering is performed on male cats and dogs.   During a neuter, the testicles of a male pet are surgically removed, preventing the pet from being able to impregnate a female.  Aside from helping to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, neutering has many important health benefits:

  • Prevents unwanted reproduction
  • Reduces the desire to roam—many of the pets who are hit by cars are unneutered males who have a strong desire to roam
  • Reduces territory marking (urine spraying/marking)
  • Eliminates the risk of testicular and prostate tumors and reduces the risk other types of tumors

To learn more about spaying and neutering, or to schedule an appointment, contact your Timpanogos Animal Hospital veterinarian today.

To learn more about spaying and neutering, or to schedule an appointment, contact your Timpanogos Animal Hospital veterinarian today.